Terracing a hill

carmen_grower_2007(4/5)October 18, 2010

We have lots of flat rocks in a quarry on our property and want to use them to terrace a hill. Does anyone have links to videos or tutorials on terracing? TIA

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lehua49

CG,

Try searching on YouTube.

Pretty simple though. Decide on the sizes of the terraces and build up the perimeter to make the terrace have about a 1% grade across. The steeper the hill the smaller the terraces or taller the walls. Drainage pattern are the most important to minimize erosion. If you build a rock wall with out mortar, limit your walls to 3 feet with a slight batter on both side of the wall. Aloha

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